Fans rejoice after MS Dhoni gets mentor role for upcoming T20 World Cup

MS Dhoni will be the mentor of the Indian cricket team in 2021 T20 World Cup.

Ravi Shastri, MS Dhoni, and Virat Kohli | GETTY

Former India captain MS Dhoni has been named as the mentor of Team India for the upcoming T20 World Cup in October. The BCCI (Board of control for cricket in India) announced the squad on Wednesday (September 8) which also saw a return of R Ashwin to the T20I side.

The team will be led by Virat Kohli, with Rohit Sharma as the vice-captain. Rohit's partner in white-ball format Shikhar Dhawan isn't included in the squad while mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy has been picked.

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Dhoni's role as a mentor for the T20 World Cup broke the internet and the fans were delighted to know they would get to see their favorite cricketer with the team. This is the first time he won't be taking part in a T20 World Cup as a player. 

“He was okay with my decision and agreed to be a Team Mentor of Team India for the T20 World Cup only. I am glad that MS (Dhoni) has accepted the BCCI’s offer and he is keen to contribute to the national team once again. MS will work closely with Ravi Shastri as well as other support staff to provide support and direction to Team India,” BCCI secretary Jay Shah said.

India have been placed in the Group 2 of the Super 12 phase for the World Cup. They have Afghanistan, New Zealand, and Pakistan in the group along with two more teams from the first round.

Here are the reactions of the fans to Dhoni's inclusion in the team as a mentor:



By Sihyeu Singh - 09 Sep, 2021

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